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Sony A7000 In 2015 To Be Weather Sealed, Feature 4K Video | Rumor

By Anthony Thurston on October 22nd 2014

Ask anyone who has tried it, and the Sony A6000 is one of the best APS-C cameras on the market, mirrorless or otherwise. According to the latest rumor, Sony is poised to announce a new A7000 (an NEX7 update?) in early 2015.


Sony A7000 Rumor Update

  • New 24MP Sensor
  • Weather Sealed
  • Tethering Capability
  • 1/8000th  Max Shutter Speed
  • 4K Video Recording
  • Release Early 2015 Along with new 16-50mm powerzoom lens

As always with rumors, especially ones for things as far out as early 2015, take this with plenty of salt. But, if these turn out to be accurate, this could be a major announcement from Sony. It would certainly make the A7000 the top APS-C mirrorless on the market, possibly even APS-C period (depending on how recent announcements fare, and any possible future announcements between now and then).

[REWIND: Sony A6000 Review & Sample Images]

Like I mentioned in the opening bit of this post, the A6000 is already considered to be one of the top APS-C options out there, so it’s almost crazy that Sony could step up their game even more with an A7000. I am pretty interested to see how this all turns out.

[Via Sony Alpha Rumors]

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  2. Ian Moss

    There are some great new cameras out there. If I worked for Canon or Nikon, I’d be concerned for my future.

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  3. David Blanchard

    I’m a NEX7 user, so an upgrade to a “A7000” is welcomed. A somewhat better sensor sounds great, but the best thing would be a better menu system. The current one is a mess. 4k? I’m a photographer, so this is just something I’ll have to pay for, but never use. A remote capability would be nice. No, I don’t mean the current wireless one which would be fine if I didn’t have to stick my hand in front of the camera to trigger it. Better HDR capabilities would also be welcome.

    Bring it on!

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  4. Danny Ben-Yakar

    Im not a big fan of Sony. Had the NEX-6 and the a6000 and sold both of them cause I did not like the lens selection and the existing lenses are way over priced. The a6000 was focusing quick at times.
    Sony’s as a company does not listen to its customers and I saw it by the low to none firmware upgrades.
    They should concentrate on lenses rather than cameras.
    The a7000 looks like it has a nice set of features. Hopefully they will add a touch screen to it, so it can really compete with the other brands.

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    • Raoni Franco

      Yep, I also think it’s past time they start burning their oil towards lenses…….their native E mount apsc line-up is……well……

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  5. Adrian Jones

    Sony is going to take over!

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  6. Cody Edger

    I’ve been clutching my debit card all day thinking about purchasing an a6000 as a second camera/run around body. This was the post I needed to see haha. I’ll hold off for the a7000!

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  7. Austin Swenson

    This will be my back up camera. I will call him Sonny. Sonny the Spectacular Sony Sensational camera. Or not. I’ll just buy it and use it like a boss.

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  8. Raoni Franco

    Man I had the chance to test the a6000 last week, sweeeet piece of gear. I’ll keep an eye on this one.

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  9. Enzo Scorziello

    This is great news. I just hope that they start getting some faster lenses to go along with these amazing bodies. I would love an 85 F1.4 or even 1.8 that is native (you know auto focus, etc.).

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    • David Hall

      Definitely! I Love my a6000, but I’d love even more to see some sweet new glass to come out

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  10. Greg Silver

    *drool* – wow – very cool indeed! And I bet it will all be under $1,000! I’m seeing you don’t need to spend the thousands of dollars on a camera body to get exceptional images with great performance and a rugged body.

    Sony is on a definite roll!

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    • Kayode Olorunfemi

      Could not agree more, Canon must me looking over its shoulder!

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    • Kayode Olorunfemi

      I have to confess – I am not Sony friendly. Back in the days of the Sony EX2 Camcorder, it was a nightmare to use without Sony proprietary software. You still had bugs with their software if you moved the footage to another computer. I’ve never seen a company so determined to keep you in their echo system they will actually make your life hell to achieve it. It was so bad I preferred to use a 60D over the EX2, hence my hesitation to consider a Sony for anything, it will take more than 4K video to sway me around.

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    • Greg Silver

      Yeah Sony wasn’t even on my radar when I was looking to upgrade my DSLR. Neither was mirrorless. But the more I researched, I surprisingly found the Sony a6000 to be the perfect blend of features, performance and price.

      I originally was going to stay with Canon. I never imagined even considering Sony but am very pleased to make the switch with zero regrets.

      I look at the time it takes Canon to update there camera models compared to Sony and there’s a definite difference. The pace Sony has set is making it very difficult for Canon to catch up.

      It looks like Sony is poised to be the leader in Mirrorless (at least for know).

      I agree the 4K video isn’t that enticing to me as I don’t shoot video. But the weather sealed body is a huge deal to me and the increase in shutter speed is a welcome upgrade as well.

      I’m not sure what will come of the New 24MP Sensor, but I suspect it will improve low light shooting as Sony has been making some great strides in this area.

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